Author: Bernadette Hyland
One of the criticisms of the Manchester International Festival is that it doesn’t include any of the region’s innovative and homegrown talent. By contrast, the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival is very much about local talent, as well as a sprinkling of the already mildly famous.Read the full story..
In his publicity shots, Ólafur Arnalds looks like a model in a Topshop advert. But at his concert at the Royal Northern College of Music he was more rugged, befitting someone who had spent two weeks travelling and sleeping in a coach criss-crossing Europe.Read the full story..
Going to school in Manchester I learnt about the Peterloo Massacre because the leaders of Manchester City Council, in those days at least, thought that we should know about a key event in the campaign for the vote which had taken place in the city.Read the full story..
As well as movements such as Chartism and the Suffragettes, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford also collects and promotes the histories of more recent radical movements including the punk scene in Britain.Read the full story..
Mikron Theatre is celebrating its 42nd year. Based in Marsden, near Huddersfield, the theatre tours on a narrowboat in the summer and by road in the autumn.The company has performed in every kind of venue from pubs and village halls to the inside of a tunnel.Read the full story..
Red Saunders is a political artist. In 1976 he was one of the founders of Rock Against Racism, an organisation based on the simple premise that racism was wrong and that, through music, good people could come together to oppose it.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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